Trump Set the Tone for This

Kevin Driscoll

For as much as people didn’t like George Jr., not even the news media was blatantly disrespectful. Sure everyone made fun of him, considered him stupid and just some rich kid out of touch with middle class reality, but I can’t recall things like this happening.

Trump’s lack of respect for most everyone, unprofessionalism, lack of statesmanship, inability to treat anyone with dignity, not to mention his outright contempt – for anyone who doesn’t treat him like a kind has created this atmosphere.

He has made this type of behavior alright. Bullies are back on the rise, people have a sense of “fuck you – I’ll do whatever I want, and the lack of common courtesy for our fellow citizen is, well, more common.

But at the end of the day it’s not alright. We need a statesman back in office. Someone we can look up to. Someone we can…

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My Little Story

Writers Envy

I feel so much satisfaction watching the word count grow in the little story flowing from my pen. This joyful enterprise, this crafting of a universe built from memories of a lifetime. This imaginary world I have peopled with those I’ve grown up with, played, schooled, worshiped, worked, and served with. Decorated with scenes that have thrilled my eyes and my mind and lifted my heart. Scenes, too, that have depressed me, hurt me, saddened me.

Whether this creation leaves my writing pad to be enjoyed by others, or remains tucked away in little bytes on my hard drive, I will always have the satisfaction of knowing I built something good, not something good like a birdhouse or a bookshelf or a deck built with the tools in my garage and enjoyed remotely, unthinkingly, for utilitarian value, but something good that tells a little bit about me, a little bit…

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